County: Reservoir Closed For Road Repair


 The Los Alamos Canyon Reservoir and the road leading to it will be closed starting tomorrow, Sept. 29, through the end of November for repairs to the damaged stream channel. Neither parking nor hiking will be allowed during that time period.

The repair project is a collaboration among the Los Alamos Department of Public Utilities (DPU), Keystone Restorative Ecology and Natural Channel Design. Large equipment and dump trucks are being brought in to move sediment from the reservoir so that it can be used in rebuilding the road. 

Clay Moseley, deputy utility manager for DPU, said the project will ensure stabilization of the road and public access to the reservoir for recreational purposes, as well as prevent the road from becoming a liability during particularly wet seasons. 

The road will open again for winter recreation after November, and the reservoir itself will open again next June.